How many run Vista?


  • conexware

    How many of you run Vista? This will help us in future development, so please let us know.

    thank you!



  • Why can I never vote in the polls? I know no one really wants to hear my opinions, but it would be nice to get to vote once in a while. Anyway, I run XP on my two desktop machines and Vista on my laptop.


  • conexware

    fixed 🙂



  • Kinda both! I use vista! however, I also have 3 other computers on XP Pro Service pack 2.

    The reason is testing purposes and untill most or all drivers and software supports vista I wont move over 100%.

    Note I will replace all systems in a year! seeing that microsoft will half XP’s support in less than 3! by that time the new version of windows will be released that will replace Vista!



  • Poll seems to be closed….but I’m using Vista 64 on one of my desktops and 32 bit on my laptop.


  • conexware

    re-opened again


  • Alpha Testers

    I can’t use Vista because there’s no planned driver support for my Epson Stylus 480SXU printer and Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 series.



  • I install Vista as soon as it is launched on my notebook, but remove it in 1 week after use. Not because of my notebook doesnt meet the requirement, but Vista is really unfriendly right now in terms of driver issue from vendor.

    I think i will stick to XP which works great and all my hardwares are supported.



  • I’m using Vista now; that’s why I’m here. The file compression program I had been using no longer works correctly, so I thought I’d have a look at what’s available.



  • Vista x64 in active use


  • conexware

    2.5% of people coming to our website use Vista

    🙂


  • conexware

    so it has a long way to go…



  • I wonder what the numbers will look like this fall when the puchase of school computers start to come into play? Any predictions?



  • I’m waiting for a decent client firewall solution to support Vista before I’ll make the switch.


  • conexware

    @amh209:

    I wonder what the numbers will look like this fall when the puchase of school computers start to come into play? Any predictions?

    we will see… it will go up every day I think, as more and more people buy new computers…

    there is also a lot of negative feedback around internet which is mostly not valid, as people love to blog about things they really dont know much about 🙂



  • Well, a few days ago I broke down and upgraded to Vista Ultimate. I found that McAfee VirusScan 2007 - while not as good (in my personal opinion) as my prior security solution on XP which consisted of BitDefender antivirus combined with Outpost firewall - does work well enough to suit my needs for now while I wait for Outpost firewall to get compatible in the meantime.

    While better at this than it used to be, I wish McAfee had more options for power users and administrators. For instance, it needs an option to exclude user-specified paths from real-time scanning as well as path exclusion for manual scans. I’m afraid it’s going to wreak havoc on my trojans and rootkits while I’m defragging my pc (ahem, from back when I was younger…don’t ask :D).

    Having freshly installed Vista for the first time on an actual physical pc that furthermore had somewhat decent specs, in the beginning I was somewhat dazzled by all the flash and glitter. I still am. However, perhaps not too unlike marriage once the honeymoon is over, the cold stark reality - of some of the changes the Windows platform has undergone in Vista - is starting to sink in.

    I’ll post about some things which I really love in the new OS and rant about some things that just deserve to be ranted about - in the ‘Software Chat’ section of the forum…



  • switched to Vista x86 Ultimate, don’t wanna use XP now 😉



  • Been using vista ultimate for nearly 3 month. No problem.



  • Just installed Vista Home Premium on my laptop along with XP (Dual Boot) and so far everything works….sortof, but powerarchiver can’t extract ISO files properly, unlike in XP.:mad:



  • Many people run vista. I also use in my computer.



  • Windows XP (eXtra Pathetic) Pro is the last OS I will buy from M$ , I certainly won’t be buying Vista. The continuing “forced upgrades” will no doubt mean that even XP will not be supported one day. Funding the Gates empire in not on my agenda anymore, and am more than happy with the testing of Ubuntu (Linux desktop), even on a P2-350, it’s way better than anything M$ can put out. 😉



  • Many people use Vista. I am also use Vista. Benefits of Vista are easier, More entertaining, Better connected, Safer, Connected for Small Businesses, Efficient for Small Businesses, Future Ready for Small Businesses, Safer for Small Businesses



  • @peterr:

    Windows XP (eXtra Pathetic) Pro is the last OS I will buy from M$ , I certainly won’t be buying Vista. The continuing “forced upgrades” will no doubt mean that even XP will not be supported one day. Funding the Gates empire in not on my agenda anymore, and am more than happy with the testing of Ubuntu (Linux desktop), even on a P2-350, it’s way better than anything M$ can put out. 😉

    Ubuntu is rubbish, go Gentoo. I dual boot gentoo and vista x64, but vista is mainly used just for games.



  • @mrpringle:

    Ubuntu is rubbish, go Gentoo. I dual boot gentoo and vista x64, but vista is mainly used just for games.

    Why would I change from Ubuntu to Gentoo, when I’m quite happy with Ubuntu ?? 😃



  • @peterr:

    Why would I change from Ubuntu to Gentoo, when I’m quite happy with Ubuntu ?? 😃

    I’m not asking you to change. I’m just telling you that ubuntu is crap.



  • @mrpringle:

    I’m just telling you that ubuntu is crap.

    That is only one persons opinion. 😉



  • @peterr:

    That is only one persons opinion. 😉

    Yes, you’re right. I don’t like ubuntu, other people do. Everyone’s happy 🙂



  • I’m running Vista.



  • I just purchased a new desktop with Vista. What a difference a year makes. I remember when I purchased my laptop a year ago with Vista, I had programs that didn’t work quite right, lots of driver issues.

    Now, the new computer setup without any problems. No driver issues, all programs have release updates to work with Vista.

    Maybe there is still hope for Vista.


  • conexware

    @amh209:

    I just purchased a new desktop with Vista. What a difference a year makes. I remember when I purchased my laptop a year ago with Vista, I had programs that didn’t work quite right, lots of driver issues.

    Now, the new computer setup without any problems. No driver issues, all programs have release updates to work with Vista.

    Maybe there is still hope for Vista.

    less blogs you read, better of your are 🙂



  • vista on my laptop, xp on my desktop
    at first I liked vista, then I didn’t, now I do again.

    🙂
    it grows on you!



  • just XP, I can’t stand Vista!



  • vista is still a long way from perfect and untill vista develops into a more bug free version then i will buy a new computer


  • conexware

    unless there are some specific issues with some hardware that you have, Vista is now better than XP.

    I just got new laptop with XP installed and Vista is actually faster than XP now.



  • @spwolf:

    unless there are some specific issues with some hardware that you have, Vista is now better than XP.

    I just got new laptop with XP installed and Vista is actually faster than XP now.

    What are you serious? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I have a very beefie laptop that can handle Crysis at full settings and Vista runs slower than XP. Every game runs slower on vista than it does on XP, their is no comparison.



  • @spwolf:

    …Vista is now better than XP.

    Vista is not “now better”. It always has been BETTER. There were/are problems with some applications which also didn’t work under the User Account in xp, but this is a question to their developers.
    Windows Vista is really the most secure and most powerful OS! And it is normal that new software requires new hardware!

    @spwolf:

    I just got new laptop with XP installed and Vista is actually faster than XP now.

    I also tried installing xp on my Quad-core/4gb Ram pc and Vista works FASTER!


  • conexware

    @AluminumHaste:

    What are you serious? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I have a very beefie laptop that can handle Crysis at full settings and Vista runs slower than XP. Every game runs slower on vista than it does on XP, their is no comparison.

    yep… quite serious. For applications, it is faster.

    Gaming is different, depends on drivers, but I believe that latest set of drivers from nvidia are now faster on Vista.



  • I will never buy Vista for the simple fact that an Operating System is suppose to give the user control over the hardware. But in Vista, it’s all pretty and stuff. There is an Opensource Windows (XP-like interface) called ReactOS that I’m keeping my eyes peeled on. If you google it you will find it. I’m not here to advertise it or spam it 😛



  • As more new computers are sold Vista will eventually be the common OS.



  • I use Vista Business



  • I use 32-bit Vista on everything desktop/laptop; but I just changed over to 64-bit Vista on a dual quad-core system.:D



  • @spwolf:

    unless there are some specific issues with some hardware that you have, Vista is now better than XP.

    I just got new laptop with XP installed and Vista is actually faster than XP now.

    Vista will never be as good or as fast as XP. You won’t see them extending the support for Vista like they did for XP. Vista was a huge mistake that they are still trying to cover over. Windows 7 will go the same way as it is just Vista redone.



  • FWIW I really like Vista. There are some usability changes which I cannot do without. I can live with the loss of a few FPS in games. Win 7 will be to Vista what win 98 was to ME. Apparently, the alpha is already faster and leaner than Vista. Hope to get a copy and check it out ;).

    DrT


  • conexware

    unsticking and closing the thread….


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